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North Korea resumes teacher visiting education from March… Studying at home again on Corona

School opening
North Korea’s foreign propaganda media’Echo’ reported on the day of the opening of Okryu Elementary School in Daedonggang District, Pyongyang on June 4 last year. /Photo = Echo capture

It is reported that North Korea will resume the teacher’s home visit education for teachers from March 1st. With the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) continuing, it is a policy to start learning again in the form of visiting classes without going to school.

An internal North Korean source told Daily NK on the 23rd that “from March 1st, a directive from the Ministry of Education on teaching classes through visitation education, which had already been conducted last year, came to the provincial education bureaus last Tuesday (16th).”

North Korea replaced classes last year by visiting students in person, as it became difficult for students to attend school due to the aftermath of Corona 19. However, as the Corona 19 incident continues this year, North Korea seems to have set a policy to conduct classes again in the form of teachers directly visiting each family.

Sources said, “Students showing fever and coughing symptoms are continually appearing,” he said. “While saying it is not an infectious disease (Corona 19), we are quarantining such students in national quarantine facilities or at home.”

The source explained, “In this unusual current state, visitation education is only a way to carry out the party’s educational revolution policy seamlessly (without being shaken), and classes are considered the same.”

In North Korea, it is known that schools are usually open after winter vacations from late January to mid-February. During this period, students go to school for a month or two, learn a curriculum that was not available in the previous year before the official start of school, or take a cultivation class to review the entire course, and conduct school cleaning and management projects.

However, the source said that the school will open on March 1, which is a bit late this year, as the academic schedule was delayed due to Corona 19 last year.

The actual source said, “From March 1st, for a month from March 1st, students will take a cultivation class to review what they have learned before, such as going back to visiting education and solving comprehensive problems, and if necessary, two or three students will go to the school to come inside and outside the building, He said, “We plan to clean and manage designated areas, such as nature observation green areas and barns.”

He added, “It is from April 1 that students will be promoted to a new school year and progress to the new semester,” he added. “There is not yet known whether or not the school will start in April.”

Parents are currently feeling a lot of pressure for teachers to come home and teach, but they say they are accepting the policy of the authorities without saying anything about the idea that their children may not be properly educated and fall behind if they do not do this.

In this situation, some powerful executives and donors give money and use private tutors to teach their children extra-curricular. For this reason, among the residents, “You need to regenerate your own self-reliance, but now you can raise your children properly.” It is a message that it is coming out.

Meanwhile, after the order of the Ministry of Education was issued, teachers prepared a weekly visited teaching schedule and timetable and submitted it to the school affairs department, and the city and county Ministry of Education and the Provincial Education Bureau thoroughly inspected it. It is known that they will conduct a pilot methodology (a kind of pilot study that allows students to learn by following a model).

On the other hand, it is reported that the North Korean authorities instructed teachers to bring electronic thermometers with them whenever they go to visit education to measure students’ body temperature and to fill out a record book, emphasizing that they will do so in the future.

Meanwhile, in Pyongyang, the capital and provincial locations where remote classes are available, teachers are working to connect modems to the internal network so that they can access educational support programs while checking whether they own computers by household and by students, a source said.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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